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Health workforce and governance: the crisis in Nigeria

  • Davies Adeloye1, 2Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Rotimi Adedeji David3,
  • Adenike Ayobola Olaogun4,
  • Asa Auta5,
  • Adedapo Adesokan6,
  • Muktar Gadanya7,
  • Jacob Kehinde Opele8,
  • Oluwafemi Owagbemi3 and
  • Alexander Iseolorunkanmi9
Human Resources for Health201715:32

Received: 27 November 2016

Accepted: 13 April 2017

Published: 12 May 2017

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Original Submission
27 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paul Linsley
25 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Seye Abimbola
23 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Davies Adeloye
Resubmission - Version 2
23 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Seye Abimbola
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
12 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12960-017-0205-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Demography and Social Statistics, and the e-Health Research Cluster, Covenant University
Centre for Global Health Research, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh
Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex
Department of Nursing, Obafemi Awolowo University
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Department of Community Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University
National Centre for Technology Management, Obafemi Awolowo University
University Health Centre, Covenant University